September 2015

Mystic Modern: The Music, Thought and Legacy of Charles Tournemire, edited by Jennifer Donelson and Stephen Schloesser. Church Music Association of America, P.O. Box 4344, Roswell, NM 88202 (musicasacra.com), 2014, $40.00, ISBN 978-0-…
From saucy tangos to chant-based works, expertly fashioned counterpoint, and everything in between, the organ works of Pamela Decker run the gamut of style and variety. Her compositions and recordings have received high and well-deserved…
Broadening a harpsichordist’s  horizons: Remembering the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, November 2014 It was a somewhat unusual beginning for a fascinating week in November: a two-hour Sunday-morning drive from west Dallas to the east…
Nunc Dimittis Roger Goodman died June 19, 2015. Born in New York City in 1946, he attended Oberlin College and Trinity College of Music in London for his undergraduate degree (B.Mus), earned an M.Mus. at Northwestern University, and an M.…
Awareness in the wild Cecil the Lion was a famous and favorite icon of Zimbabwe’s safari tourist industry. He was beloved by thousands who visited his home in Hwange National Park, and his photos were published around the world. He was…
Michael Proscia Organbuilder, Inc., Bowdon, Georgia First United Methodist Church, Roanoke, Alabama Construction of the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Roanoke, Alabama, concluded sometime in 1906 and included a large,…
Fratelli Ruffatti, Padua, Italy St. Mel’s Cathedral,  Longford, Ireland   From the organ consultant The present organ is the fourth to be built for the cathedral. The first instrument was built by the highly respected Victorian firm of…